above is Umschreibung
), a "sculpture -
experience" by artist Ólafur Elíasson
it's located in the courtyard of the the Munich head-
quarters of KPMG
KPMG is, "one of the largest professional services
firms in the world. KPMG employs over 123,000
people in a global network of member firms spanning
145 countries . . . "
Elíasson's sculpture can be "experienced" in that one
can loop upwards and downwards, and then upwards
and downwards again, and again; cycling like days
in a week, weeks in a month . . .
looking at the spiraling Umschreibung
the repeating patterns of the KPMG building, you
can't help but wonder about routine
the routine "experienced" by KPMG's 123,000
how many of their days are unique, meaningful and
memorable? how many are routine and forgettable?
how many of our
allotted days are marked by
repeating patterns and routine?
and in the end, how many of our days will